GAMELAN GALAK TIKA
New and traditional Balinese music and dance
Evan Ziporyn, Artistic Director
4 pm CAMBRIDGE YOUTH GAMELAN
4:15 pm GAMELAN GALAK TIKA
W97 Black Box
345 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA
Gamelan Galak Tika closes its 25th season with a performance of new and traditional music & dance for Balinese gamelan. Highlights include guest dancer I Nyoman Triyana Usadhi (“A House in Bali”) performing Gde Manik’s classic Taruna Jaya, and the revival of Evan Ziporyn’s Aneh Tapi Nyata for a gamelan and chamber ensemble. Program also includes works by I Wayan Lotring, Gusti Raka, and a pre-concert performance by the Cambridge Youth Gamelan Anak Tika, directed by Margaret Rowley and Emeric Viani.
I Nyoman Triyana Usadhi is the son of Galak Tika’s co-founders, Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi. A noted dancer in Bali and Java, he first came to the attention of American audiences at the age of 11 in the role of Sampih in Ziporyn’s opera A House in Bali.